The format of UX Bookclub is simple: we nominate a UX book, everyone reads it (or as much as they can!) and we get together to talk about it with a bunch of smart, like-minded people. The commitment is slightly higher than a typical meet up - you need to buy and read a book - but you'll get lot more out of it. The book this time around is Dan Saffer's Microinteractions. "The devil is in the details but the angels are too". This book is all about the details that make a good product into a great one. It's interesting, practical and easy to read.
Microinteractions is available as an ebook as well as in the traditional formats. You can hear Dan's UX Australia keynote address on microinteractions and see the sketchnotes at http://uxaustralia.com.au/uxaustralia-2013/microinteractions-presentation. UX Bookclub works really well because the deadline helps you to finish the damn book and the insights you get from talking about it with a group of like-minded people are often as valuable as reading the book itself. UX Bookclub was founded in late 2008 by Steve Baty and now has thousands of people meeting in over 80 locations.
As usual ThoughWorks will put on the pizza and beer and its best to arrive before 6pm to avoid the need to call for someone to come down and get you (but no problem of course that's not possible!).
If you're sitting on the fence I really urge you to give this a crack - much of what I know about UX I learned from books I read for UX Bookclub London. Happy reading and look forward to seeing you there.